Variety - 05/21/1986
"...A pleasant, occasionally funny combination of homage and spoof....MONSTER is cute with lots of guest stars..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Featuring an all-star cast, eye-popping special effects, non-stop excitement, action and laughs, Monster in the Closet pay homage to many of the great films of the horror genre. If you liked Mel Brooks" High Anxiety, you'll shriek with horror and humor at this film.
San Francisco is the scene of a series of bizarre murders and all the murders have taken place in the victims' closets. A local newspaper editor (Jesse White) sends his obituary writer to follow up on what he believes is a routine story; meanwhile, the murders continue. A lovely couple (Paul Dooley and Stella Stevens) as well as a blind man (John Carradine) fall victim to the Monster in the Closet. When the monster finally decides to come out of the closet, the President declares a national emergency and sends the army to destroy it.
A newspaper editor learns of some bizarre murders and sends his obituary writer out to follow-up on what he believes to be an insignificant story. What develops is an off-beat thriller that revolves around a series of horrifying, but "hilarious" murders that occur only in closets.